English Premiership

Derby goalkeeper Grant joins Stoke on loan

2016-08-31 16:41
Lee Grant (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Stoke City have confirmed the signing of veteran shot-stopper Lee Grant on a season long loan-deal from Derby County.

Potters boss Mark Hughes has strengthened his options in goalkeeping department, with Grant set to battle it out with Jack Butland, Jakob Haugaard and Daniel Bachmann for a first-team place.

"We felt it was important to make sure that we are well covered in that area," Hughes told the club's official website.

Having made his professional debut almost two decades ago with Derby, Grant boasts over 400 appearances, and Hughes believes his experience will come in handy.

"We obviously have good young 'keepers, but Lee is experienced, he is of a good age and we felt it would be sensible for us to bring him in if we possibly could," Hughes added.

"We have been able to do that, and it ensures we are covered for any eventuality now."

Read more on:    stoke city  |  english premiership  |  soccer

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk
Breaking News

Vote

Who will claim the Premier League title at the end of the 2018/19 season?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.